1000 MILES IN ONE YEAR - 2016

This is where we update the members progress as they take the challenge of walking/cycling 1000 miles in one year. Totals of distance covered are required on the last day of every month. You can report in any other time, if you want to. You may comment on this page, or on the normal daily blog posts.

Readers taking part in the 1000 miles in one year challenge. 2016

Ilona. started Dec 1st 2015. 75 miles done in December.
Fresh start on Jan 1st. Is on 39 on 15th Jan. Is on 81 miles on 29th Jan. Is on 87 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 176 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 253 miles on 31st March. Is on 327 miles on 30th April. Is on 551 miles on 19th July. Is on 584 on 31st July. Is on 789 on 30th Sept. Is on 890 on 31st October. Is on 1000 miles on 17th December. YAY, I DONE IT.

Start date Jan 1st 2016

Ellen Anderson, Arizona. Is on 90 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 186 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 299 miles on 31st March. Is on 392 miles. Is on 483 miles on 31st May. Is on 569 miles on 30th June. Is on 669 on 31st July.
Lisa in Miami. Has made a start. Now on 38 miles on 13th Jan. Is on 92 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 173 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 274 miles on 31st March. Is on 386 miles on 30th April. Is on 532 miles on 31st May. Is on 619 miles on 30th June. Is on 718 miles on 31st July. Is on 785 miles on 31st Aug. Is on 886 miles on 30th September. Is on 992 miles on 31st October. ALMOST THERE. Is on 1082 miles on 30th November. YAY YOU DONE IT.
Mrs LH. Has made a start. Is on 44 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 100 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 146 miles on 31st March. Is on 181 miles on 30th April. Is on 255 miles on 31st July. 
Frugal in the Valley, Walden. Now on 55 miles on Jan 12th. Is on 99 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 157 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 260 miles on 31st March.
Vampire Heart, Essex. Has done 26 miles in the first week. Is on 53 miles on Jan 17th. Is on 82 miles on 24th Jan. Is on 108 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 139 miles on 10th Feb. Is on 192 miles on 21st Feb. Is on 219 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 309 miles on 31st March. Is on 432 miles on 30th April. Is on 562 miles on 31st May. Is on 655 miles on 30th June. Is on 780 miles on 31st July. Is on 929 miles on 31st Aug. ALMOST THERE. Is on 1153 miles on 31st October. YAY YOU DONE IT.
Hilogene Oltman, Phoenix, Arizona. Has made a start. Has walked 35 miles in 11 days. Is on 77 miles on Jan 23rd. Is on 96 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 128 miles on 11th Feb. Is on 165 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 215 miles on 31st March. Is on 246 miles on 30th April. is on 297 miles on 31st May. Is on 337 miles on 30th June. Is on 399 miles on 31st July. Is on 494 miles on 31st Aug. Is on 544 miles on 30th Sept. Is on 567 miles on 31st October. Is on 615 miles on 30th November. Is on 698 on 31st December. WELL DONE
Simplesista, Yorkshire. Is on 130 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 244 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 374 miles on 31st March. Is on 470 miles on 30th April. Is on 614 miles on 31st May. Is on 876 on 31st July. Is on 1132 miles on 31st October. YAY YOU DONE IT.
Julie. Is on 70 miles on 31st Jan. is on 143 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 185 miles on 31st March. Is on 265 miles on 30th April. Is on 357 miles on 31st May. Is on 430 miles on 30th June. Is on 506 miles on 31st July. Is on 573 miles on 31st Aug. Is on 633 miles on 30th September. Is on 691 miles on 31st October. Is on 721 miles on 20th November. Is on 731 miles on 31st December.
Juhli, Atlanta. Is at 15 miles on Jan 11th. Is on 45 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 85 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 100 miles on 12th March, Is on 135 miles on 31st March.
funbrum. Has made a start. Is on 65 miles on 24th Jan. Is on 82 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 172 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 227 miles on 31st March.
Susan, Massachusetts. Is on 91 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 138 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 229 miles on 31st March.
Janice C, Brisbane. Is on 75 miles on Jan 23rd. Is on 105 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 192 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 296 miles on 31st March. Is on 408 miles on 30th April. Is on 538 miles on 31st May. Is on 681 miles on 30th June. Is on 798 miles on 31st July. Is on 914 miles on 31st Aug. NOT FAR NOW. Is on 1008 on 30th Sept. YAY YOU DONE IT.
Laura, Blackpool. Has made a start. Is on 61 miles on 20th Jan. Is on 140 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 265 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 327 miles on 31st March. Is on 443 miles on 30th April. Is on 543 miles on 31st May. Is on 644 miles on 30th June. Is on 709 on 31st July. Is on 905 miles on 31st Aug. Is on 1002 miles on 30th Sept. YAY YOU DONE IT. Is on 1111 miles on 31st October. Is on 1256 miles on 30th November. Is on 1302 miles on 31st December. WELL DONE
Sue G, Norfolk. Starting soon. Is on 56 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 137 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 183 miles on 31st March. is on 261 miles on 30th April. Is on 332 miles on 31st May. Is on 370 miles on 30th June. Is on 430 miles on 31st July. Is on 466 miles on 31st Aug. Is on 544 miles on 30th Sept. Is on 606 miles on 31st October. Is on 687 on 30th November. Is on 773 miles on 31st December. WELL DONE.
Hilde. Has made a good start. Is on 125 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 232 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 245 miles on 31st March. Is on 347 miles on 30th April. is on 465 miles on 31st May. Is on 496 miles on 30th June. Is on 560 miles on 31st July. Is on 726 miles on 31st Aug. Is on 844 miles on 30th Sept. Is on 943 miles on 31st October. ALMOST THERE. Is on 999 miles on 30th November. Is on 1061 miles on 31st December. YAY YOU DONE IT.
Gillie. Has made a start. 29 miles on day 10. Is on 40 miles on 16th Jan. Is on 84 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 155 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 240 miles on 31st March. Is on 320 miles on 30th April. is on 414 miles on 31st May. Is on 495 miles on 30th June. Is on 590 miles on 31st July. Is on 713 miles on 31st Aug. Is on 798 miles on 30th Sept. Is on 872 miles on 31st October. Is on 933 miles on 30th November. ALMOST THERE. Is on 1010 miles on 31st December. YAY YOU DONE IT.
Cherie, North Yorkshire. Has made a start. Is on 27 miles on 11th Jan. Is on 41 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 90 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 151 miles on 31st March. Is on 330 miles on 30th April. Is on 506 miles on 31st May. Is on 553 miles on 30th June. Is on 596 miles on 31st July. Is on 689 miles on 31st Aug. Is on 760 miles on 30th Sept. Is on 827 miles on 31st October, Is on 889 miles on 30th November. Is on 952 miles on 31st December. WELL DONE.
Helen D, Greece. Has made a start. Counting in Kilometers. Is on 83 km on 31st Jan. Is on 179 km on 29th Feb. is on 283 km on 31st March. Is on 381 km on 30th April. Is on 465 km on 31st May. Is on 565 km on 30th June. Is on 663 km on 31st July. Is on 757 km on 31st Aug. Is on 850 km on 30th Sept. Is on 948 km on 31st October. Is on 1042 km on 30th November. YAY YOU DONE IT. Is on 1134 km on 31st December. WELL DONE
Shesewsyouknow, Mid Wales. Is on 74 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 169 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 262 miles on 31st March. Is on 347 miles on 30th April.
Jill. Has done 35 miles since starting. Walking and static bike. Is on 90 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 179 on 29th Feb. Is on 281 miles on 31st March. Is on 397 miles on 30th April. is on 488 miles on 31st May. Is on 592 miles on 30th June. Is on 700 miles on 31st July. Is on 812 miles on 31st Aug. Is on 916 miles on 30th Sept. ALMOST THERE Is on 1018 miles on 31st October. YAY YOU DONE IT. Is on 1115 miles on 30th November. Is on 1210 miles on 31st December. WELL DONE
Patricia, Montreal. Is on 75 miles on 28th Jan. Is on 94 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 172 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 250 miles on 31st March. Is on 345 miles on 30th April. Is on 948 miles on 29th November. Is on 1039 miles on 31st December. YAY YOU DONE IT.
Jules, North of England. Has made a start. Is on 57 miles on Jan 16th. Is on 89 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 157 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 244 miles on 31st March. Is on 304 miles on 30th April. Is on 381 on 31st May. is on 502 miles on 30th June. Is on 584 miles on 31st July. Is on 676 miles on 31st Aug. Is on 779 on 30th Sept. Is on 859 miles on 31st October. is on 950 miles on 30th November. ALMOST THERE. is on 1000 miles on 26th December. YAY YOU DONE IT. 
Sally C, Kent. Has made a start. Is on 86 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 171 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 251 miles on 31st March. Is on 332 miles on 30th April. Is on 414 miles on 31st May. Is on 478 miles on 30th June. is on 563 miles on 31st July. is on 667 miles on 31st Aug. Is on 779 miles on 30th Sept. Is on 808 on 31st October. Is on 892 miles on 30th November. Is on 988 miles on 31st December. WELL DONE.
Sonja, North Carolina. Is averaging 4.2 miles a day. Is on 47 miles on the 14th Jan. Is on 73 miles on 22nd Jan. Is on 90 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 120 miles on 11th Feb. Is on 160 miles on 27th Feb. Is on 237 miles on 31st March. Is on 300 miles on 30th April. Is on 873 miles on 30th November. Is on 962 miles on 14th November. ALMOST THERE. Is on 1004 miles on 26th December. YAY YOU DONE IT.
Pam. Is on 87 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 180 miles on 29th Feb. is on 295 miles on 31st March. Is on 396 miles on 30th April.
VickiEY. Has made a start. Is on 28 miles on day 7. Is on 63 miles on 14 Jan. Is on 79 miles on 21st Jan. Is on 112 miles on 28th Jan. Is on 126 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 252 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 342 miles on 31st March. Is on 432 miles on 30th April. Is on 530 on 31st May. Is on 600 miles on 30th June. Is on 699 miles on 31st July. is on 750 miles on 31st Aug. Is on 831 miles on 30th Sept. Is on 957 miles on 31st October. ALMOST THERE. Is on 1000 miles on 14th November YAY YOU DONE IT. Is on 1057 miles on 30th November. Is on 1107 miles on 31st December. WELL DONE.

Amy in Florida. Walking, jogging, cycling. Is on 115 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 243 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 343 miles on 31st March. Is on 577 miles on 30th April. Is on 826 miles on 31st May. Is on 990 miles on 30th June. Is on 1070 miles on 31st July. YAY YOU DONE IT. Is on 1264 miles on 31st Aug. Is on 1476 miles on 30th Sept. Is on 1777 miles on 31st October. is on 1990 miles on 30th November. Is on 2177 miles on 31st December. WELL DONE.

Hazel. Waking and cycling. Is on 84 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 172 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 217 miles on 31st March. Is on 285 miles on 30th April. is on 400 miles on 31st May. Is on 501 miles on 30th June. Is on 582 miles on 31st July. is on 663 miles on 31st Aug. Is on 779 miles on 30th Sept. Is on 916 miles on 31st October. Is on 1042 miles on 30th November. YAY YOU DONE IT. Is on 1176 miles on 31st December. WELL DONE.

Annie. Is on 31 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 67 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 136 miles on 30th April. Is on 178 miles on 31st May.

Tigerlove. Has made a start. Is on 67 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 111 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 159 miles on 31st March.

Clymnestra. Has made a start. Is on 46 miles on 31st Jan. Is on Is on 97 miles on 29th Feb.

Momsav, has made a start. Is on 47 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 78 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 139 miles on 31st March. Is on 186 miles on 30th April. Is on 250 miles on 31st May. Is on 512 miles on 30th June. Is on 569 on 31st July. Is on 648 miles on 31st Aug. Is on 707 miles on 30th Sept. Is on 781 miles on 31st October. Is on 840 miles on 30th November. Is on 882 on 31st December. WELL DONE

Wanda, Melbourne, Aust. Is on 48 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 113 miles on 29th Feb.

Lizzie L. Walking. Has made a start. Has done 19 miles in 5 days. Is on 22 miles on 23rd Jan. Is on 89 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 175 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 247 miles on 31st March. Cycling and walking.

Leagaleagle, Cheshire. Has made a start. Is cycling. Has done just over 37 miles. Is on 121 miles on 31st Jan. Is on 217 miles on 29th Feb.

Beachcomber is joining us. Is on 132 miles on 29th Feb. Is on 220 miles on 31st March. Is on 339 miles on 30th April. Is on 435 miles on 31st May. Is on 523 miles on 30th June. Is on 605 miles on 31st July. Is on 675 miles on 31st Aug. Is on 762 miles on 30th Sept. Is on 858 miles on 31st October. Is on 957 miles on 30th November. ALMOST THERE. Is on 1008 miles on 31st December. YAY YOU DONE IT

Solo Walker started on 2nd March. Is on 50 miles on 29th March. Is on 103 miles on 30th April. Is on 205 miles on 31st May. Is on 285 on 30th June. Is dropping out. Thank you for taking part. Thank you for letting me know.

Tracy has joined us. Is on 9 miles on 29th March. Is on 86 miles on 30th April. Is on 129 miles on 31st May.

London Livin is on 50 miles on 29th March. Is on 110 miles on 30th April. Is on 164 miles on 31st May. Is on 211 miles on 30th June. Is on 271 miles on 31st July. Is dropping out. Thank you for taking part. Thank you for letting me know.

Ann Ewart Has done 93 miles on 31st March.

Christina Neumann Is on 273 miles on 30th April. Is on 425 miles on 15th July. Is on 692 miles on 31st October. Is on 801 miles on 29th November. Is on 910 miles on 31st December. WELL DONE. 

Scarlet is on 295 miles on 30th April. Is on 470 miles on 30th June. Is on 995 miles on 31st October. ALMOST THERE Is on 1082 miles on 31st December. YAY YOU DONE IT.

Kaye Schmitz is on 300 miles on 20th May. Is on 354 miles on 30th June.

Wendy is on 326 miles on 31st May. Is on 756 miles on 31st October. Is on 982 on 30th November. ALMOST THERE. Is on 1002 miles on 31st December. YAY YOU DONE IT.

Susan q is on 577 miles on 30th June.

e is on 45 miles on 30th June.

309 comments:

  1. Please enter Amy in Florida. Mine will be a mixture of walking, jogging and biking.

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  2. Could you please add Hazel, I will be walking and cycling

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  3. HI Ilona, I am from Arizona if you wish to add a location, and I have started! Thank you for doing this.

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  4. Devin from Alaska joining the fun.

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  5. Hi
    Please could you add Annie (walking)
    Thx

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  6. Happy New Year Ilona and members of the challenge.
    I've made a start on January 1st- 4km (does it matter that I'm used to counting in km?)
    January 2nd: no walking (spent the day visiting family and having coffee with a friend).
    Hope to go for 7km today if the weather is ok-at the moment it looks like it's going to rain. We'll see.

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    1. Km's are fine, Helen. Use what ever is easiest.

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  7. Hello please could you add me ? You have inspired me and I have walked wow 8 miles already starting on the 1st Jan. Thank you. Tigerlove.

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    1. You're in. You are ahead of me for January.

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  8. Hi Ilona - can I join too, please? I was going to lurk, but I think it will be more motivating to have my name on the list. I started on Jan 1st and have donw 2 miles a day so far. That is going to be my baseline, with occasional higher days. I know I will walk a lot more in the Summer, as I always do; but this is really good motivation to keep going when the weather isn't so good. Thank you. Clyemnestra x

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    1. Sorry for the confusion, but David is my husband, not me! I seem to be stuck on his Google account. Can you please put me down as Clytemnestra. Thank you :)

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    2. Thank you :)

      And thank you for the inspiration! Even if I don't make the 1000 miles (and, actually, I think I will) I am getting so much more exercise than I would normally at this time of year. It's so motivating!

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  9. Started doing an extra walk each day for this challenge. Not counting my 'normal little walks' each day. Makes me realise I wasn't walking as much as I thought I was. Really enjoying it. Thanks Ilona for keeping us all motivated.

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    1. Great stuff Janice. Do a few miles extra to build up a bank, and you can take a day off when you feel like it.

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  10. Hi,please could you add Lorna walking and cycling many thanks

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  11. Hi Ilona, Have been reading your blog for a while now but this is my first time commenting. You are a real inspiration and I love the way you just get in there and get things done. In this spirit, i'd like to sign up for the walking group too, if possible. I had thought to just walk on my own but as someone has already said, it is much more motivating to be part of the group. Thanks, Wanda (from Melbourne, Aust)

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    1. Great stuff, Wanda. Please send in your miles at the end of every month so I can keep the support page up to date. Thanks.

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  12. Hi Ilona I have now commenced lol 2.64 miles completed today. I have an app on phone which tells me how far how quick etc. I'm not that bothered about the speed as yet tho it's just great to have started.

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  13. Just signed on to this great challenge a few minutes ago. Probably should add my location in case there are others with the same name.
    Gill, Applewood Hills
    Plus I will be doing a lot of my winter walking on a treadmill due to the snow and icy conditions which are present for a good part of winter in the area where I live. Not my favourite way of walking but this challenge should keep me at it shouldn't it? :)

    Gill, Applewood Hills

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  14. An email from Barbara

    Hi Ilona, Just discovered your blog and am enjoying browsing through the months and years. I just retired from being a unit secretary in a hospital, and working 12 hour night shifts for years. As part of my new pleasure of joining the “normal” day living life, I want to join in with you on the 1000 mile challenge for 2016. I was never able to commit to a regular regimen before because of wonky sleep and work, but now I can! I didn’t see this challenge until yesterday, so I’m already behind a bit, but will catch up gradually. I will be doing a combo of indoor cycling and outdoor walking, since I live in the Pacific Northwest where it rains even more than in England. My goal will be 3 miles per day. Can you add me to the list under Barb Cummins in Portland Oregon? Thanks so much. Ps I am also a crafter and bag-maker, quilter, doll maker, etc.

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  15. Hi Ilona - Day 5 and I am finding that participating in this challenge is a wonderful motivator to keep up the pace and not fall behind. Thank you so much for organizing this group. I have never participated in a challenge like this before. I think it is a really good thing. I wear a "fitbit" to track my miles and I find it very helpful. So far, I'm a little bit ahead - money in the bank for the days when I may not get in enough steps - a little bit of insurance. Thank-you, again.
    - Patricia from Montreal.

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  16. Hi there
    3.28 miles done today it felt like a lot more tho as tramping thru the woods and up to my knees in mud. OH with me so good long chat about booking somewhere hot lol

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  17. Just a thought to share...
    I hesitated to join in at first.

    1000 miles sounds so daunting, and 3 miles every day can be a bit hard for older bodies ... especially during the icy cold winter days.

    I'm aiming for 1000 miles, but if due to unforeseen accidental circumstances I fall short of that goal, I won't be discouraged because I know FOR SURE I can do what Mark Zuckerberg is doing this year:

    http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-23225/mark-zuckerbergs-new-years-resolution-is-something-we-could-all-do.html

    Thanks for inspiring us all to do this Ilona.
    Gill, Applewood Hills

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    1. Thanks for the link. I'll stick with walking, I like it better. You can run if you like though.

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    2. :) I'll be sticking with walking too ... share your sentiments.
      It's the distance that was of interest ... 365 miles seems rather lean by comparison doesn't it? :)

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  18. Hello Ilona. Could you please add me to the list. You have inspired me to get out even in this rotten weather we've had recently. I don't walk as often as I should since I lost my dog last year. Thank you so much for sharing this journey. (I've just noticed there is already a Julie on the list, you can put me down as Julie M).

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    1. You're in, Julie M. Get those boots on girl.

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  19. Hello again,
    Without the challenge I would probably have walked about 5 miles this week as the weather has been so wet and windy. However have just completed my walk for today and the total for the week is 28.1 miles, so now have a couple of days in hand. Thanks for organising this, Ilona, and let's hope we can all keep this level of commitment going! Vicki, East Yorkshire

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  20. Ilona, can I just say that I am not cycling any of these miles as you have stated above? I do cycle but I am aiming to walk all of the 1000 miles on top of the cycling miles. None walked yesterday so shall try to get in extra today. Very glad I have joined the challenge! I am also running up and down our stairs, and jogging while the tea/coffee brews!

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  21. Hi Ilona, just returned from holidays and would love to join in as this is truly motivating. Thanks Lisa Canberra.

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    1. You're in Lisa. Get them boots on.

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  22. Thank you once more for inspiring so many to get moving. Now I am motivated to keep moving, and am averaging 4.2 miles daily. Some I get on the treadmill while other miles I get in my daily activities. I find using a miles walked tracker on my phone to be additional motivation. Since life sometimes gets in the way, for example getting sick, etc I decided to walk additional miles so in the end will achieve 1000 miles (maybe more!) A huge thank you! Sonja in Noeth Carolina

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  23. 19.5 last week, in 5 days. 4.5 today - loving the challenge!

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  24. Good morning! My total miles for the first week is 26 :) xx

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    1. Fantastic start, well done. Have updated your progress above.

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  25. Please can I have an update. I have done aproximately 27 miles so far... and the weather has been horrid too so I promise to do better as it gets warmer.

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    1. Certainly, great stuff. Well done.

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  26. Hi just to say its all going well. On my exercise bike! Although did nothing on the weekend because I was not well. Today managed to get in 6 miles feeling better. Will give my total at the end of Jan. Not sure if its got anything to do with the extra exercise but I have been eating more and gained a few pounds!!!got to get a grip on that. Ginny

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    1. I am slightly heavier as well, Ginny. I had a little bit extra over Christmas, but my legs feel chunkier so I put that down to my muscles hardening up.

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  27. An update for me - I'm at 15.5 miles and wanting to do more!

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    1. That's a very positive message, thanks. Go for it.

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  28. As of today I have walked 31.2 miles. I'm so glad you started this challenge. I am walking about twice what I used to and my dog is loving it! Best wishes to you :) Margaret in Maryland

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    1. Fantastic achievement Margaret, and lucky doggy. You both will benefit.

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  29. Hello there. As of the end of day Jan 11th, I have walked 35.05 miles. Yeah!!
    I am located in Phoenix, Arizona.

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  30. Hi Ilona,
    I can't do the walking challenge, but am joining in by cycling it instead!
    So far, I've done just over 37 miles, my bike mileometer, (or is that a kilometerometer?) measures in km and I'm doing 5 per day.
    Hopefully it will help me drop a bit of excess weight too!
    Good luck to all of us who are attempting this challenge!

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  31. As requested, an update of what I have walked/static biked so far:

    35 miles rounded-up from 56.31 kilometers!

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  32. Update at the end of week 2 - 35.6 miles this week so my running (walking?) total is 63.7 miles. Vicki, East Yorkshire

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  33. Hi Ilona. Just to update. 57.4 miles so far. Thank you again for the motivation. X

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  34. Update from Sonja, North Carolina January 1- 14 average of 3.55 miles per day for a total of 49.74 miles towards goal! Yay!

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  35. Week two, 27 miles done - total of 53 :)

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  36. Hi every one is doing so great! Woke up to snow yesterday UK so excited....its gone today! Just a quick stop by have been away looking after my mum she has been ill. So I have not been getting much done on my bike. This month is not going to be good. That's life! Hope to catch up when things settle down and I can be home. Ginny

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  37. do I post my update here? I am upto 61 as of today. :-)

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    1. Thank you laura. You're doing really well.

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  38. We had -11°C for the last 4 days, so I didn´t go outside so much. But now that it´s getting "warmer" again, I will try to catch up. I am always a little frustrated when I look at my pedometer - ah, 10 today!- but it´s kilometers, and only 6 miles!

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  39. Week 3 update: not such a good week as have been ill but managed 15.95 miles and 79.65 miles in total so far. Hope everyone had a better week than me! Vicki, East Yorkshire

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  40. Hello Ilona, Sonja from NC, checking in on Jan. 22 for walk week ending on Jan. 21. Week total of 21.47 miles walked. This is an average of 3.076 miles per day for the past 7 days, with a total of 73.75 miles over 3 weeks since 1/1/16. This makes a daily average of 3.511 miles. Thanks again for getting us all moving in 2016!

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  41. Hi again. I'm up to 50.1..... slowly getting there

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  42. 22.2 miles for me this week. I'm pleased with how just having signed up is motivating me to get out after lunch most days and walk 3 or so miles.

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  43. I was only going to report at the end of each month but I just wanted to say that I did my first 5km Parkrun (walking only) yesterday and came in 3rd in my age category (60-64). So pleased with myself! Have done 75 miles at the end of the first 3 weeks. This challenge has certainly motivated me, I have also started a Nia dance class and tai chi lessons.

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    1. Wow, Janice you are really going for it. Great news.

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  44. Hi there, As of Jan 23rd, I am up to 77 miles!

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  45. Hi. After a great start and walking every day, I haven't walked for the past five days as I've been really poorly and today is my first day out! So far it's been 65.5 miles. I will be getting back on it tomorrow, and will let you know how I'm doing.
    Keep marching/cycling on!!

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  46. 29 miles this week making my total 82. I'm going to try and crack 30 miles next week :)

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  47. Dear Ilona,

    You are such an inspiration. Would you add myself and son Nicholas? You have helped me more then you will ever know, get through a hellish time. I love your and your blog dearly. Use to have a huge active blog and social media account. Might just start a new one and have a go again. Hope you remember me from writing you before.

    Love and Hugs,

    Angel ( on cloud 9 in USA)

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  48. Week 4 update:33.2 miles this week and 112.85 in total so far, so a much better week for me in comparison with the previous one. Hope you are getting some exercise in and among all the excitement, Ilona! Vicki, East Yorkshire

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  49. So far for January 75 miles. Patricia, Montreal

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  50. Started off slower than I wanted only 107 kilometres will pick up the pace in Feb. Lisa in Canberra

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  51. Hello from Sonja, NC. The week ending Jan. 28 equals 17.48 miles for a total so far in January of 90.48 miles with 3 days to go in January. My goals are in 7 day increments. I will begin again on Monday February 1. I do plan to add in the last 3 days of January later today or tomorrow for first month totals. Everyone is doing a great job. Thanks for getting us moving Ilona!

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  52. 90.5 for me! I was able to walk all but 2 days and threw in a few hikes. It's been a great month. Thanks again for this fun challenge. Ellen

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  53. Hi Ilona, my total for January is 84.16 miles. I didn't go out for 8 days so will need to be more focused in February. Hazel

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  54. Hi Ilona. Total for January 46 miles. Must do better! Will try to in February. Clytemnestra x

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  55. Hi Ilona. My total for January is 84 miles :)

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  56. I won't update again until the end of Feb, but managed another 13.5 miles over the last 3 days of Jan, making a total of over 126 so far. I was already a keen walker before this month - as part of a group (U3A), with my husband and friends - but am finding the motivation that the challenge is giving me, really helpful in making me focus on exercise every day, not just when it's convenient! Thanks again, Ilona. Vicki

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  57. Hi Ilona, As of today, 31st Jan, I have done 90 miles, combining both walking and static bike, thanks.

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  58. Gill, Applewood Hills

    I've been healing from a broken long bone (metatarsal) in my foot (trauma injury) so I had to build up very slowly. Today is the first day I was able to walk a full 3 miles :) I'm far behind but I'm still happy to be part of your walking tribe Ilona. Total for January = 23 miles.

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  59. Hello Ilona, my total at the end of January = 105 miles. Thanks for the inspiration and motivation to us all.

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  60. Susan in Massachusetts - 91 miles. Truly amazing for January! Today feels like early May. My grandchildren and I frolicked outside when we should have been dressed in layers. My daffodils are pushing up.....

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  61. Ilona, thank you again for motivating us to do this! My January total was 96 miles.

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  62. 70.4 so far
    Julie. In NJ formerly ne lincs!

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  63. 26 miles this week (had a lazy weekend so I didn't hit 30 as I'd planned) 108 in total :) x

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  64. Hi Ilona, my January total is 94 miles. Thank you!
    Patricia in Montreal

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  65. Good Morning Ilona, another wet and grey day in Wales so far. Saturday was glorious, bright and sunny, dry as a bone and just nippy enough to encourage me to stride out. My total is 87 miles, the rain yesterday kept me inside so I did not hit my mark. Not to worry, there will be other dry days.

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  66. Hi Ilona

    Total 31 miles for January (also played lots of tennis but not counting that!)

    Annie

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  67. My January total is 45.5 miles. Better get a move on it but that sure was more than I would have done otherwise in January!

    Juhli in Atlanta

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  68. Hi, Ilona! I didn't know where to send my milage so i think i'll leave it here. Let me know if i'm wrong.
    Up to 47.75 miles. Less than half what i need to keep on track but there are lots of months to catch up. I was wondering about working; I have a Summer job coming up where i'm on my feet 6-8 hours a day helping customers. Do i count that? Thanks for all you do!

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    1. Hello. All comments come into the same box, so I see them all. You can count your miles walk if you have a job which keeps you on your feet. You need to calculate them with a fitbit or pedometer or some other electronic gadget. One of our ladies is a teacher so she is on her feet most of the day. She uses a fitbit app on her phone.

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  69. Good morning from America! Here's mileage for Amy in Florida; 115.8 miles but many of those (probably 65) were from biking. Thanks for the continued inspiration!!

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  70. 89.42 walked (to be precise!) at 31st Jan.

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  71. Hi Ilona
    My miles arent impressive this month but I will do better as the weather warms up... 41 is all I managed.

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  72. My January total is 83 km. Hope to do better next month.
    Have a nice month!

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  73. Hi Ilona,
    I did 74 outdoor miles in January(mostly walked and ran but one cycle expedition). I'm 10 short because the weather drove me into the gym. Hoping to catch up in February. It's definitely helping my running campaign.
    Thanks for organising the challenge.
    Norma

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  74. Hi Ilona, I'm afraid I've only got 23 miles in so far. Started mid-January and frankly it is tough getting the miles in at the moment, as I leave for work in the dark and come home in the dark so it is lunch-time or nothing. Still, enough excuses, onwards and upwards. I will update at the end of February. Good luck to you all. Anna

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  75. 89 miles in January for me Ilona. The weather isn't helping. I'm hoping for more miles in February. Thanks for cheering us on. X

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  76. I have walked 72.5 miles as of Jan. 31.
    Margaret in Maryland

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  77. Hi, It's Barb Cummins in Portland, Oregon and I did 90.5 miles as of Jan. 31. Yeah!

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  78. Hi Ilona Have done 78 kms this month, which is about 48 miles. Will have to up my game. Will get more in as the weather cools down. Wanda xx

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    1. Whatever you like Wanda. Sounds funny you saying you are too hot, when we are freezing here.

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  79. Hi Ilona, sorry a bit late. Total miles for Jan recorded on pedometer is 44 miles and approx 2400 cals burned. This mileage is pure walking and doesn't include shopping, housework trips etc. Not much but a good start!!

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  80. I just found this today so I haven't started yet. Is it too late?

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    1. Hi Lee Ann. You can start any time you like, but I am only recording mileages until the 31st of December 2016. If you divide 1000 by 12 months it gives you 83 miles per month, which equals 916 miles over 11 months. You can make that your target, and decide then if you want to do the extra month in January 2017 to achieve the 1000. I've added you to the list. Get your boots on. Best of luck, thanks for joining in.

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  81. Just saw an article on your money saving and it lead me to this. Was wondering if I could be added, I average 8km a day ( about 4 miles) by what my pedometer says. A bit slack in this hot weather, has been over 40 during the day. My phone says 155 km for Jan 2016 so about 75 miles approx. I live in Western Australia, yes in the bottom half of the world.

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    1. Hi Tracey. It's great that you are joining in with the challenge, I've added you to the list. Thanks for your Jan km's.

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  82. 31 miles up to 7 February - 139 in total :)

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  83. Sonja from NC-January up to 1/28/16 = 90 miles; January 29, 30, 31 + February 1-10 = 30.94 averaging 2.95 daily.

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  84. As of Feb 11 I have walked 32 miles.

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    1. Hi. I am assuming that is just for Feb, I have added it to your January miles to give a total of 128 miles.

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  85. Hellooooooo
    Apologies for not being quicker. 67 miles for January, but seem to be having a slow february. My plan is to make up for it on days off and weekends, when it is better weather. Work seems to get in the way.LOL!

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  86. Hi there, a walking update for you. As of February 18, I am up to 145.9 miles (both Jan and month to date February). Thanks again for this challenge, it is very motivating. And on those days where you didn't walk, I was all excited I might be getting a bit ahead of the curve. ;)

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  87. 53 miles up to 21 February making a total of 192. :)

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  88. Sonja, NC 160 total miles from 1/1/16 through 2/27/16.

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  89. Hi Ilona, my total is now 172 miles. I'm on holiday next week so hope to get more walking done. Hazel

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  90. Hello again Ilona,
    Just updating my mileage so far - February's total is 125.85 making a grand total of 252.2 miles. I've completed some fabulous walks on the Wolds, in the Howardian Hills and on the N Yorks Moors this month,and some in glorious sunshine too! Thanks again for the inspiration, Ilona. Vicki

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  91. 85 miles as of February 29th. Hopefully Spring weather and better health will increase my monthly mileage.
    - Juhli in Atlanta

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  92. Hi Iona, not quite as good this month but I'm still going. 71 miles this month bringing me up to 155 miles. Will catch up in March! Woop woop!:)

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  93. Hi Ilona,
    I've managed 95 miles this month making 169 miles so far. The dry weather helped me catch up - don't mind the cold just the wind and rain.
    Thanks for the encouragement.
    Norma

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  94. Have updated. you're all doing well.

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  95. Hi Ilona, I am now on 179 up to 29th Feb (today), Jill.

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  96. HI Ilona,
    67 miles up to 29th February.
    Annie The Tortoise

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  97. Hi Ilona,
    So far my total for the year is 172 miles.
    Patricia, Montreal

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  98. HI Ilona, my total for the year so far is 165 Miles. Thanks, Hilo, Arizona, US

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  99. 96 miles for February. I missed 2 days one for too much family! And one for a medical procedure! Love having a reason to head out every day. Thanks again Ilona

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  100. Hi Ilona
    I've done 51 miles in February (a slight improvement on January!); so a total of 97 for the year so far.
    Thanks for your inspiration :)
    Clytemnestra

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  101. Hi Ilona
    Please can I add a paltry 49 miles for Feb. In my defence I have done an exercise workout and hula hooped twenty minutes on the days when it was just too flippin cold to venture out

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  102. Hi Ilona, February's total is 81 miles, so a total of 137 miles so far.

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  103. 73 miles for February, total 143.
    Julie

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  104. Amy from Florida checking in - 127.4 miles for February, total for year 243.2. This is fun!

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  105. My total for February is 96 km.Does looking after and playing with a 16 month old boy count? Got some part time baby sitting job for 110 hours this month.Anyhow I'm still in , I won't give up. It's a great challenge.

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  106. Hi. A total of 90 for me please, for February.
    The good weather helps me to stay out longer, so as it warms up I'm walking further. :)

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  107. Heard you on NewsTalk very inspiring and checked your blog to see the walk 2016 n motivated to join uo and do ! Thank you

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  108. 27 miles up to 29 February making a total of 219 :)

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  109. Susan from Massachusetts - 47 miles. Looking forward to better weather and longer days of light in March.

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  110. 86 miles this month, so that's a total of 175.

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  111. Hi Ilona,
    87 miles for Feb, total for Jan and Feb = 192 miles.
    Janice

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  112. Hi Ilona,
    Have done 65 miles in February, my total so far is 113 miles. Its Autumn here in name only, in the 30s again today and staying warm all week. Just as you are looking forward to some sun we are hoping for some cooler weather and some rain for the garden haha. xx Wanda

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  113. Hello Ilona, thanks so much for starting this idea. It has motivated me to walk every day, something I know I should do but have, until now, often found a good reason to avoid.
    I am now obsessed! Every morning I walk up wondering where to walk.
    I started rather late but hope to catch up soon. Till now I have walked 132 miles. Please could you add my to your list. I especially like your comment that we are not competing with anyone else.

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  114. laura blackpool2 March 2016 at 04:50

    265:upto 29th Feb xx

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  115. Hi Ilona, my mileage for February was 56 miles. Just a few weeks now 'til the clocks change - lighter nights = more walks hopefully!!

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  116. Solo Walker here please add me with 2 miles as started today

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  117. Going to start tomorrow please add me, I normally walk everywhere but have never thought to add up the miles great idea :).
    I am in Norton (old country Durham) now Teesside.
    Carol :)

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  118. Hi Ilona,
    My miles in February totalled 96, I intended to do a lot more, but was laid low with a really bad chest infection, so spent time doing exactly nought!
    To save you adding up, my total so far is 217!

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  119. Hello my mileage is low for Feb due to bad weather and bad bad cold! Up to end of Feb total is 111.

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  120. Hello Ilona,
    Thanks to your website I am up and walking.
    From 1st of March to 23rd of March I walked 37 miles.
    This may not impress many people but it sure impresses me.
    Thanks again
    Solo walker.

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  121. Hi I joined the challenge 3 days ago so have done 9 miles so far. I have a bit of catching up to do! Tracy

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  122. Hello - Please chalk me in for 50 miles for the month of March, Thank you.

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  123. Hi Ilona. Please can I add 61 miles for March. I hope to do loads more from Friday onwards as I take up a new 'outdoorsy' kind of job... part of which includes 'healthy walks leader''.... oooo errr get me. :-)

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  124. Well done for reaching your personal target Ilona.
    Please update my total to 220. Thanks, Beachcomber.

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  125. laura blackpool31 March 2016 at 21:25

    Hello I'm up to a total of 327 ton the end of march. X

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  126. My total up to today (31st March) is now 281, thanks.

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  127. Hi Ilona, not a spectacular achievement this month but 90 miles walked despite 7 days of illness, making a total so far of just over 342 miles. Vicki, East Yorkshire

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  128. Hi Ilona. March total year to date: 215. March was a slow month so I will work hard to catch up.

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  129. Good morning! My miles for March are 90, making a total of 309 :)

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  130. Hello! Up to 93 miles total. Catching up in April!

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  131. Total for March is 46 miles, making a total of 183 so far...not doing very well am I...I blame the weather!

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  132. 42 miles in march. Was struck with a pesky virus. Feeling better, weather getting better...much walking will be done!!
    Julie

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  133. March was a good month for me weatherwise 115 miles clocked up.

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  134. Hello. I clocked up 85 miles in March taking my total to 240 :)

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  135. March total 72, total for year 247. Walking mileage going down but this is due to me doing more cycling.

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  136. Hello, my total now stands at 217miles as of 31st March
    Hazel

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  137. Hi Ilona. Have been helping my friend pack and move house so not as much walking as I would have liked. I will catch up April. I did manage to walk 55miles for March.

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  138. My total for March was 113. I missed only one day which I spent deep cleaning for Easter. Thanks Ilona 😄

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  139. Hi Ilona, my March miles were 46. Back in the forest now the lighter nights are here - even treated myself to new boots today - too good a price to miss!

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  140. I am currently at 260 miles, pretty pathetic I know. I have been sick for two weeks and it's stopped me. No matter. Back on the horse.

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  141. Patricia, Montreal - 250.61 miles in total, at March 31.

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  142. Hi, Ilona! Have a nice month! Sorry I was late to give my total for March. It's 104 km.

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  143. Sonja, North Carolina on 237 miles as of 3/31/16.

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  144. Good morning, Amy from Florida checking in. I did 100.8 miles in March. Hope to increase it in April! Thanks for keeping us on track.

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  145. 91 miles for March. Thanks for all the record keeping you do!

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  146. 94 miles in March - the weather really helps. I'm up to 262 for the year so far so I'm on target. Hooray!!!
    Thanks for doing all this.
    Norma

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  147. Total for the year at end of March = 296 miles

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  148. I managed 47 in March for a total of 135. Mine may be 500 miles in 2016 but that will be more than last year!

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  149. Hello total of 159 to 31st March I am plodding on.

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  150. Hi Ilona... please can I have my update to date.. I have walked...... wait for it.... drum roll please....... 179 miles this past month..... whoop whoop..... I am averaging 7 miles each day since taking up the 'healthy walk leader' post.

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  151. Well done Cherie - don't think I'll ever match that if this month is anything to go by! I very stupidly twisted my knee trying to stand up crossed legged as demonstrated by Angela Rippon a couple of weeks ago on her programme about staying young. My total for April I was surprised to find still added up to 90 miles so a grand total for the year so far of just over 432 miles.

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  152. Hello, my goodness, some people are doing very well, it puts me to shame!!!
    68 miles this month which brings my total to 285 miles.
    Hazel

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  153. Hello again Londonliving; Walked 50 miles in March. Walked 60 miles in April.Total so far = 110miles. :)

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  154. Hi Ilona, total for April 78 miles, making grand total of 261 miles so far.

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  155. laura blackpool1 May 2016 at 20:50

    Hello 443 to the end of April but it'll be dropping off as having a minor op this month so had a push to get ahead. :-)

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  156. Hi Ilona - 345.74 from January 1 to April 30. Patricia, Montreal

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  157. Hello Ilona, my total so far is 339 miles. I am really feeling the benefit of your challenge and the walking becomes easier and more part of my daily routine as the weeks go by.
    Thank you so much for a brilliant idea. Sue

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  158. 123 miles at 30 April making a total of 432 miles :)

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  159. Total for the year at end of April - 408 miles.

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  160. Hello Ilona, have a nice month! My total for April is 98km.
    Total for the year so far 381km.

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  161. Hello again Ilona, could you add the 66 miles I walked in April to the 37 I walked in March. A total of 103. Thanks again

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  162. 80 for April bringing to a total 265
    Julie

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  163. Sonja, checking in from North Carolina. 60.33 miles on April 30, total for 2016 = 300.33, I can see I must up my game since April allergies slowed me considerably!

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  164. Total to end April 136 - Annie

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  165. I have been away this weekend, so have only just updated my total (30th April) now on 397 - thanks Jill

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  166. Hi. I did 80 miles in April taking my total to 320 :)

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  167. Sorry I'm a little late checking in; Amy from Florida rode/walked/ran 234.73 miles in April.

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